The University of Ibadan Alumni Association (UIAA), Lagos branch, has expressed sorrow over the loss of Sir Remi Omotosho, a former Executive Director, Lever Brothers Nigeria, Odua Group of Companies and the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Omotosho, who had also served the UIAA, Lagos Branch, as its General Secretary, was described by the alumni body as a pillar of support to the association in Lagos and at the national level.
The UIAA Lagos Branch, in a statement signed by its Chairman, Mr. Folaranmi Salau, said: “Sir Remi Omotoso was a great link between the legends and the young alumni members of the University of Ibadan. He worked for the sustainability of the alumni in Lagos and at the national level.
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He said the executive and members of the University of Ibadan Alumni Association (UIAA), Lagos State Branch, mourned the demise of “our pillar, Sir Remi Omotosho, which the unfortunate incident occurred on Friday 5th of June 2020 after a brief illness.
The statement informed that, “On a condolence visit by the Executive members of UIAA to the bereaved family, the Chairman of the Lagos State branch, Mr Folaranmi Salau eulogized Sir Remi Omotoso as a pillar of support to the association in Lagos and at the National level.”
Sir Remi Omotoso was described as “a great link between the legends and the young alumni members of the University of Ibadan. He worked for the sustainability of the alumni in Lagos and at the national level.”
“The delegation showed our shock and sadness on the death of an icon such as Sir Remi Omotoso. They wish the wife, children the UIAA and University of Ibadan the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” the statement said.
The Chairman of the UIAA Lagos Branch said, “Sir Remi Omotoso worked tirelessly in the private sector becoming the Executive Director of the Levers Brother Nig. Plc, Odua Group of Companies and the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
“He was also Chairman of various companies. He started as an Assistant Secretary, becoming the General Secretary and eventually the President of UIAA Lagos State Branch. He worked relentlessly with other towards the establishment of the national body of the UIAA.”
Narrating a recent encounter with the deceased, Salau said, it was unfortunate that UIAA Lagos has lost a gem, who he said, “gave his total support to the newly elected executive members of the Lagos branch of UIAA during a courtesy visit in March before the COVID-19 lockdown.”
“Sir Remi Omotoso told us he was in support of our programme for the next two years. He volunteered to lead us to various alumni members that will assist in making our goals achievable. Now he is gone.”
The Chairman prayed that the almighty God will console and be with the wife and the children the deceased left behind.